How to Get Rid of Bacteria in the Stomach

A build up of bacteria in the stomach can have many unpleasant side effects. Ulcers, digestive problems and low immunity are just some of the ways it can affect you. Good bacteria kills bad bacteria, removing these effects and giving a sense of overall health. When fighting to get rid of bad bacteria in the stomach, ingesting foods and supplements containing good bacteria is the best mode of attack. Antibiotics kill all bacteria in the stomach and should only be used in serious cases where infections may lead to serious health issues or are life threatening.

Drink three tablespoons of apple cider vinegar once or twice a day. Apple cider vinegar has antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties.

Drink two to three liters of water a day to clear out the toxic and bacterial build up in the body.

Eat foods that are high in good bacteria as the good bacteria in the stomach will kill the bad bacteria. These foods include fermented foods such as yogurt, cheese, miso, pickled vegetables and sauerkraut. Keep your eye out for food that says "active" or "live" cultures.

Incorporate a probiotic supplement into your daily routine. These often contain over one billion live bacteria which kill the bad bacteria in the stomach and balance your intestinal flora.

See your doctor for antibiotics if you are in pain. Be aware that antibiotics kill all bacteria in the stomach, including good bacteria, which can leave your immunity very low.